College basketball: UH beats UC Irvine with late spurt in OT
IRVINE, Calif. — Isaac Fotu scored 30 points and Hawaii closed out overtime on a 7-0 run to give the Warriors a 90-86 win over UC Irvine on Saturday night.
Keith Shamburger added 17 points and 11 assists for the Rainbow Warriors (14-5, 3-2 Big West) and his 3-pointer at the end of regulation sent the game into overtime, tied at 78.
Alex Young led six UC Irvine (13-8, 4-1) players in double figures with 14 points. Aaron Wright, Chris McNealy and Mamadou Ndiaye had 12 apiece for the Anteaters.
UIC held the lead throughout the second half, and were up by six points with 1:30 left, until Shamburger’s make from beyond the arc.
Fotu made 13 of 16 shots and Shamburger made 9 of 10 free throws for Hawaii, including 3 of 4 in the final 23 seconds of overtime.
No. 1 Arizona 65, Utah 56
TUCSON, Ariz. — Nick Johnson scored 22 points and Aaron Gordon provided a huge boost despite a rough shooting night, helping top-ranked Arizona pull away from Utah on Sunday for its school-record 20th straight win.
Arizona (20-0, 7-0 Pac-12) struggled early in both halves before Gordon made key plays with his hustle during a deciding second-half run. He finished with 10 points on 3-of-13 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds.
The Wildcats offset a 3-for-14 night from 3-point range with 20 offensive rebounds that led to 19 second-chance points.
Utah (14-6, 3-5) kept it close before wearing down in the closing minutes, unable to keep the athletic Wildcats off the glass or from scoring inside to remain winless on the road.
Delon Wright had 19 points and Jordan Loveridge added 13 for the Utes, who were outrebounded 40-29 and outscored 38-24 in the paint.
No. 13 Massachusetts 90, Fordham 52
AMHERST, Mass. — Chaz Williams had 18 points and eight assists and Massachusetts rebounded from a loss earlier this week.
Raphiael Putney and Trey Davis both had 13 points and Maxie Esho had 10 points and six rebounds for the Minutemen (17-2, 4-1 Atlantic-10), who lost at Richmond on Wednesday.
Chris Whitehead led the Rams (8-11, 1-5) with 13 points. It was Fordham’s seventh loss in eight games coming off a win against George Mason.
Fordham guard Jon Severe, who leads all Division I freshmen in scoring at 20.9 points per game, was held to seven points.
UMass combined a swarming fullcourt press with tough halfcourt man-to-man defense to take its largest lead of the season, 40-24 at halftime. The Minutemen scored the first 17 points of the second half.
No. 15 Cincinnati 80, Temple 76
PHILADELPHIA — Sean Kilpatrick scored a season-high 29 points and Cincinnati staved off a Temple comeback to remain undefeated in the American Athletic Conference.
After the Bearcats (19-2, 8-0 AAC) had blown all of a 19-point lead and were tied at 76, Kilpatrick hit the game-winning free throws with 7.2 seconds to play.
Temple attempted to tie the game again, but Josh Brown’s layup was blocked by Jermaine Sanders with a half-second to play. Kevin Johnson added two more free throws for the Bearcats, who had their nation-best streak of holding 27 consecutive opponents under 70 points ended.
Dalton Pepper had a career-high 33 points, including the 3 that tied the game at 76 with 36.9 seconds left, for the Owls (5-13, 0-7), who have lost eight straight.
No. 23 Memphis 80, South Florida 58
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chris Crawford scored 15 points and converted five of Memphis’ season-high 10 3-pointers.
The Tigers, next-to-last in the American Athletic Conference in 3-point shooting (30 percent), finished 10 of 22 from outside the arc. Crawford was 5 of 10.
Joe Jackson added 14 points and seven assists for Memphis (15-4, 5-2 AAC), while Shaq Goodwin finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Nick King had 10 points as Memphis won its third straight and fifth of six.
Martino Brock led South Florida (10-10, 1-6) with 17 points, the only Bull to score in double figures.